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By adrian.eaton ·
Hi,

Can anyone recommend a cost effective firewall which can handle multiple pulic IP's?

I recently made the mistake of buying a firwall which could only handle a single public IP.

Thanks,
Ady

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by tobagoman In reply to Recommended Firewall

http://www.nscreensales.com/

These are very good. One of them should fit your needs. I do not work for them either.

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Recommended Firewall

I have used Watchguard Firebox in the past with multiple public IP addresses:

http://watchguard.com/products/fireboxx.asp

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by adrian.eaton In reply to Recommended Firewall

Hi Guys,

Thanks for you responses.

I guess my point is that the documentation on these products is limited, and doesn't provide the infomation I need. I purchased a Watchguard SOHO 6 assuming it would do what I wanted, but it only allows for a single public IP.

The NetScreen products look interesting, but once again they don't specificaly say if they support multiple public IP's.

I was only looking at costs of arond $500, therefore the 5GT soulds like it could do the job. Do you know if it can, or is it the equivilant of the SHOH 6.

Ta,
Ady

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by ccthompson In reply to Recommended Firewall

Cisco PIX 501 will do what you need it to do.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/ps2031/index.html

Hope this helps!

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by adrian.eaton In reply to

Are you sure?

In the documentaion it says the following:

NAT / PAT Support
Allows multiple users to share a signle broadband connection using a single pulic IP address.

Does this mean it only supports a single public IP?

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by PowerIT In reply to Recommended Firewall

There are a lot of units out there that can do
this sort of thing - for a price. If you don't
want to spend a lot then one suggestion would be
to have a dedicated PC running redhat or similar
linux distro.

I'm not an expert by any means, so I don't know
about the multiple ip thing, but its worth a try
to go down the open source route.

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by ccthompson In reply to Recommended Firewall

I am using a Cisco 501 here and I have 8 outside IP addresses. The fact the it says it supports 10 users on the same address, that just means when your internal users go out to the firewall, it comes back looking like 1 address, no matter how many there are.

I cant seem to find anywhere in the documentation about the number of external IP addresses it supports. I hope you have better luck while your researching this.

CCT

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by adrian.eaton In reply to

Hi,

Thanks for you answer, the problem that I've been having is that all documentaion say they support NAT, but some are more limited then others.

The setup you have sounds similar to what I'm after.

Thanks for your help,
Ady

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by toahiyo In reply to Recommended Firewall

currently using netscreen 5gt for 2 external ip address. (one for my network and the other for ip fone) i belive it should do the job coz i hv no complaints

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